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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  08-Jul-2020 by Nicole Barlow (NB)

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NMI 082E2 Au4
Name GOLD DROP (L.1415) Mining Division Greenwood
BCGS Map 082E017
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082E02E
Latitude 049º 09' 57'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 36' 04'' Northing 5447125
Easting 383282
Commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit Types H08 : Alkalic intrusion-associated Au
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Plutonic Rocks, Quesnel
Capsule Geology

The Gold Drop mine is 8.5 kilometres north of Greenwood and about one kilometre east of the south end of Jewel Lake. Access is from the Jewel Lake road and Dentonia mine via the Jewel shaft.

Production from this claim was recorded over a period of seven years between 1926 to 1941. A total of 296 tonnes of ore was mined yielding 5 grams per tonne gold; 29 grams per tonne silver; and a minor amount of lead.

The two adits are 16 metres apart vertically, and explore the Gold Drop vein at shallow depth. The lower adit, elevation 1380 metres, driven as a crosscut, gradually changes direction from slightly west of north to almost east and reached the vein 67 metres from the portal. The vein was followed 17 metres in a northerly direction, and a small part of it was stoped. The upper adit, at elevation 1400 metres, is collared about 24 metres northeast of this stope and heads northerly for about 6 metres to the vein. It then follows the vein about 21 metres slightly east of north to a point where the vein splits. The left split is followed for 24 metres and the right split for about 76 metres. The latter split trends north easterly for about 24 metres and then runs parallel to the left split. Shipments to Trail have been made by previous operators from one small stope in the left split, from several small stopes in the right split, and from the lower adit.

The Gold Drop occurrence was first discovered in 1895 to 1907.

In 1946, Boundary Gold Mines Ltd. completed diamond drilling to explore the vein at the occurrence.

In 1981 to 1986, Kenar Resources Ltd. conducted an exploration program including the occurrence. Sampling on the Gold Drop historic workings gave a grade of 15.6 grams per tonne gold over 0.30 metres (Caron, L. (2014-01-21): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Gold Drop Property). Exploration included a small drilling program, and a soil geochemical survey over the areas of Gold Drop, North Star, and Lake View.

In 1990, Douglas Wood conducted a small exploration program consisting of four vein samples. Highlighted results gave grades as high as 100.00 grams per tonne gold, 229.3 grams per tonne silver, 1.48 percent lead, and 0.58 percent copper (Martin, D. (2016-07-12): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Gold Drop Property).

In 1998 to 1999, Edward Brown completed an exploration program to rehabilitate the lower Gold Drop adit and find the intersection with the Gold Drop vein. Sampling was conducted on the adit.

In 2014 to 2015, Ximen Mining Corp. completed an exploration program over the Gold Drop, North Star, and Ken areas. Trenching, sampling, and geological mapping was completed. Highlighted results included sample GD-R-15-13 grading 19.95 grams per tonne gold, 26 grams per tonne silver, 0.34 percent lead, and 0.21 percent copper, and sample GD-R-15-14 grading 2.41 grams per tonne gold, and 14 grams per tonne silver (Martin, D. (2016-07-12): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Gold Drop Property).

EMPR AR 1897-589,590; 1899-764; 1900-991; 1902-H179; 1925-A198,A199;
1927-C237; 1928-C250; 1930-A223; *1931-A24,A125; 1932-A28,A130;
1933-A158,A159; 1938-A34; 1939-A36; 1940-A24; 1941-A24,A61;
EMPR ASS RPT 9961, 11932
EMPR BULL 1, (1932), pp. 84,85; 20, Part III, p. 12
EMPR EXPL 1981-166; 1983-9
EMPR GEM 1974-42
EMPR MR MAP 6 (1932)
EMPR OF 1990-25
EMPR P 1986-2, p. 35
EMPR PF (Grandy Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Co. (1917-06-30): Map of Gold Drop Mine; Hedley, M.S. (1941): Geology of Jewel Lake Camp and of the Dentonia Mine; Haggen, R.W. (1946-03-08): Blueprint Map of Gold Drop Mine; Kenar Resources (1987-10-08): Statement of Material Facts #141/87; Kenar Resources (1980-08-01): Work Sketch Map of Gold Drop and North Star Properties; Wood, D.H. (1990): Preliminary Report on Gold Drop Property for Solex Energy Inc.; Trojan Ventures Inc. (1991-06-18): Statement of Material Facts #44-91)
GSC MAP 828; 45-20A; 6-1957; 10-1967; 1500A; 1736A
GSC OF 481; 637; 1969
GSC P 67-42; 79-29
GCNL #163(Aug.24), 1992
*Caron, L. (2014-01-21): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Gold Drop Property.
*Martin, D. (2016-07-12): National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Gold Drop Property.